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Morning Roundup from Alexandria, Virginia

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We scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a morning roundup of news, opinion, and links Alexandria, Virginia and around the area. Send tips and ideas to us at this link.

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Leading the morning news:

Will it rain on Sunday for the Marine Corps Marathon – sure looks that way… Great weather of today cools a bit further tomorrow. A cold front slings clouds and eventually a few showers our way late tomorrow into Sunday. (Capital Weather Gang)

Robinson Terminal North receives City Council approval The redevelopment of Robinson Terminal North gained unanimous approval from city council at an October 17 hearing, marking the passage of the last of the main projects in the city’s waterfront plan. (Alexandria Times)

There’s a new leader at Minnie Howard Where is Kennetra Wood, the new academic principal on T.C. Williams’ Minnie Howard campus, from? She laughs: “Well, that’s a hard question. My family moved around a lot.” Born in New Jersey, yet raised in Pittsburgh and South Carolina, ultimately, Wood calls Pittsburgh her hometown. It’s where most of her family resides, and it’s family that’s most influenced Wood’s professional life. (Alexandria Gazette)

How fresh coffee is made at Del Ray’s Swings Coffee Sumatra beans giving off steam bounced out of the roaster and into the cooling tray. Sumatra beans in their raw form are a mushroomy, earthy bean. Scott Mosel, head roaster at Swing’s Coffee Roasters on Monroe Street in Del Ray says, “These beans just reached first crack. Coffee beans are similar to popcorn where the kernel gets hot and expands.” (Alexandria Gazette)

Why forecasting weather in D.C. area can be difficult D.C. is notorious for politicians, traffic … and often being a tough place to predict the weather. (WTOP)

Trending on Red Brick Town:

Sexual Assault reported on Mount Vernon Trail behind the GenOn plant A reader writes in about witnessing a sexual assault on the Mount Vernon Trail in Alexandria, Virginia – specifically behind the old GenOn plant. (Red Brick Town)

Who has your vote for Alexandria City Council in 2015? Our most popular poll to date [voting has CLOSED] (Red Brick Town)

Alexandria’s Prosecutor declines to press charges in fatal hit and run accident Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter will bring no charges against the driver in this case. (Red Brick Town)

Around the Blogosphere:

DIY Del Ray will be at Alexandria’s Field Fest this Saturday We’re so excited to exhibit at Alexandria Family FieldFest this Saturday, a fall festival celebrating the opening of a new multi-purpose athletic field in Alexandria, at 1820 Limerick St. We’re hosting a bubble zone with a hands-on activity where kids can make their own colorful beaded bubble wands and try out a DIY wand that makes giant bubbles. (DIY Del Ray)

Twelve things to do in the D.C. area this weekend Get a taste of Hollywood in Middleburg, see Disney’s princesses hit the ice, sample all of Loudoun County’s beers and cheer for other people running really, really hard. (Going Out Guide)

Revisiting Alexandria’s Mason Social on Date Night With so many great restaurants in Washington, DC it’s easy to forget all the wonderful experiences we’ve had in our own backyard of Alexandria. (In a D.C. Minute)

Walking around Route 1 and Del Ray Unlike most of the others, my walk on Tuesday morning was a function of necessity.   After dropping off my car for a scheduled check up, I decided to take in some of Route 1 on the opposite side of Potomac Yards.   Didn’t think I would see much, but surprise, surprise, a reward every time. (JayBird’s Jottings)

Favorite honey’s from the Pyrenee’s in France at la Cuisine THIS weekend! Larissa has picked several outstanding honeys from different countries and some of the most unusual (entirely from the flowers) flavors are the Chestnut, Alder Buckthorn, and Lavender Honeys from a fourth generation family-run apiculture enterprise. The Michaud family is in the forefront in France for apiculture research and responsible beekeeping. (OTBD blog)

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